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Monday Caps Clips: The Captain is a Champion

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Russia celebrates a World Championship, Ovi-style.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin captained Russia to World Championship gold with a 5-2 win over Finland. [,, WaPo, Eye on Hockey]
  • All was quiet on the Capitals front yesterday; please continue the conversations on the team's coach and GM searches. [Rink (Coach), Rink (GM)]
  • With the Caps closing in on their coaching hire, filling the vacant GM post has to be close as well. [CBC]
  • Nailed it? [@JapersRink]
  • A look back at the year that was for Philipp Grubauer. [Peerless]
  • Happy 38th birthday to Matt Herr (collegiate teammate of Mike Knuble, incidentally) and happy 54th to Pat Riggin.
  • Finally, today and every day we honor the memories of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of liberty, and salute those men and women standing watch even now around the globe.